What Is Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia?

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

What Is Causing My Pain?

Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia (NIN) is an intensely painful condition that causes a sensation of deep pain in the ear. While this condition is uncommon, if you have a pain that has not responded to treatments and has been misdiagnosed repeatedly, you may want to explore this condition as a potential cause of your symptoms.

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What Are The Symptoms of Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia?

This painful condition is characterized by:

Pain Felt Deep in the Inner Ear

An Episodic or Sporadic Nature

Pain that Burns or Stings

Attacks Last From a Few Seconds to Several Minutes

Sometimes Triggered By Loud Sounds or Vibration

Pain May Radiate to Other Areas of the Face or Head

What Are The Causes of Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia?

The cause of Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia is the compression of the Nervus Intermedius – a section of the facial nerve – by surrounding tissues, blood vessels, or other structures obstructing the nerve.

How Is This Condition Diagnosed?

Dr. Alain de Lotbinière will review your medical history and any prior treatments. Imaging may be used to rule out other causes of the pain, pointing to a possible Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia diagnosis.

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What Are The Treatments?

Dr. de Lotbinière will discuss all the treatment options available and help find the solution right for you. Treatments for include:

As an innovative and experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. de Lotbinière uses the most advanced, minimally-invasive techniques to provide the best possible outcomes for patients suffering from this painful and chronic condition. 

Dr. Alain de Lotbinière Can Help!

Do you think that you may be living with this painful condition and you want to explore your options? Dr. Alain de Lotbinière can provide the guidance, support, and answers you have been seeking. Reach out today to book an appointment at either of his convenient office locations.